2005 Past Sandhouse Events

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Date Speaker Title and Links
12/09/2005 Jim Valentine
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

"A View from Wall Street"

Presentation (1.3 Mb)

11/14/2005 David Young
Author and former transportation reporter for the Chicago Tribune
"The Iron Horse and the Windy City"
10/27/2005 Dr. Michael F. Gorman
School of Business
University of Dayton
"Optimization Approaches to Gang Schedulilng at BNSF"
09/30/2005 Steven D. Van Beek
Executive Vice President, Policy
Airports Council International- North America

"Connecting Rail and Airports:
Principles and Applications"



Joe Schwieterman
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development

"When the Railroad Leaves Town: Geographic Perspectives on Rail Line Abandonment"


Michael Blaszak

"More on Railroad Mergers"

Presentation (66k) 


Eric Jakubowski
Director, Market Development
Canadian National Railways

"Railroad Routing Protocols: A Paradigm Shift for the Industry"


05/19/2005 Henry Posner III
Railroad Development Corporation

"Dark Territory-RDC's Long, Strange Trip to the Fringes of the Regional Railroad Movement"

Presentation(1.4 Mb)

04/22/2005 James C. LaBelle
Deputy Director
Chicago Metropolis 2020

"The Metropolis Freight Plan: Delivering the Goods"

Presentation (PDF)

03/15/2005 Tom Finkbiner
Chairman, President & CEO
Quality Distribution, Inc.

"A New Transportation Agenda for America in the Aftermath of 11 September 2001"

02/15/2005 Norman West
University of Illinois-Chicago

"The Future of Chicago Regional Freight Intermodal Yards: Site and Design Criteria"

Paper sumitted to TRB, January 2005(195k) "Design, Operation of Future Intermodal Yards: A survey"

01/21/2005 David Burns (e-mail)

"The North American Freight Car Market 2005"